Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”?

Racehorse tied in stall.

RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN The success of any racehorse is determined by genetics, training and nutrition, which ultimately impact physical traits such as speed, muscular strength and endurance. While training and nutrition no doubt contribute significantly to a racehorse’s performance, inheritance plays an equally if not greater part in influencing performance. At least,… Continue reading Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”?

Two Bob Baffert horses test positive for banned substances at Oaklawn

Thoroughbred racehorse cheater and doper, trainer Bob Baffert.

Question: Why is this serial cheater still in business? The excellent Tim Sullivan at the Louisville Courier-Journal reports, May 26, 2020: Two of trainer Bob Baffert's horses tested positive for banned substances during the recent meet at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, including one of his top 3-year-olds, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to… Continue reading Two Bob Baffert horses test positive for banned substances at Oaklawn